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Shelter-In-Place For Baltimore Neighborhood, Search For Gunman Who Killed Officer Continues
[BALTIMORE.CBSLOCAL] A shelter-in-place is in effect for an entire neighborhood of west Baltimore as police continue their search for a gunman who shot and killed a detective Wednesday afternoon.

This shelter-in-place means no one is allowed to come into the Harlem Park neighborhood and no one is allowed out until everything is cleared. The order even applied to a school bus, as a driver was told Thursday morning to turn around at the police perimeter.

Also Thursday morning, police were using megaphones at the scene to try and track down the shooter. Officers have been in the neighborhood since Wednesday at dusk, looking for the suspect from the air and from the ground.

The shooting happened on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. on the 900 Block of Bennett Place while the detective was investigating a murder in the neighborhood with a partner.

When he approached a suspicious man, the man opened fire, police say. The officer was shot in the head. He was then taken to Shock Trauma where he died. The officer is an 18-year veteran of the force. He is also a father of five.

There is a $69,000 reward for information that leads to the shooter’s arrest.

Slain Baltimore Police detective was 18-year veteran of department

[BaltimoreSun] Colleagues remember Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter's smile, integrity: 'One of the best officers I ever worked with'
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#1  Good hunting.
Posted by: gorb || 11/17/2017 12:45 Comments || Top||

Blast near political gathering in Kabul leaves 14 dead
[DAWN] A suicide attac­ker went kaboom! outside a political gathering in Kabul killing at least 14 people, officials said on Thursday.

The deadly attack, claimed by the Lion of Islam Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) group in a brief message via its Amaq propaganda agency, was the latest to hit the Afghan capital, where bully boyz have been stepping up assaults in a devastating show of force.

Supporters of Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful governor of the northern province of Balkh and vocal critic of Afghanistan's Caped President Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. ..
, had been holding an event inside a wedding hall at the time of the blast.

Posted by: Fred || 11/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Africa North
Libyan warbirds hit ISIS camp near Sirte
The Libyan National Army (LNA) has said its aircraft have struck a terrorist base near Hawara, east of Sirte.

Lt Col Sharif Al-Awami Air Force commander for the central region said the base had been under observation for over a week before the air attack was launched today.

He said the target was a supply hub for the so-called Islamic State which held vehicles as well as caches of fuel, water and food.

He gave no details of the effectiveness of the strike.
Posted by: badanov || 11/17/2017 01:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Egypt police arrest Libyan national involved in October's Wahat shootout: Ministry
[AlAhram] Egypt's Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Thursday said that security forces jugged
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
Mohammed Abdullah Mosmary, a Libyan national who was involved in the Wahat shootout in October, where 16 Egyptian coppers were killed during a raid on a terrorist camp in the Western Desert.

The ministry said that Mosmary, a resident of Libya's Derna born in 1992, is the member of a cell formed in Derna by leading terrorist figure Emad El-Din Mahmoud Abdel-Hamid, who was killed in an Arclight airstrike by Egyptian forces on terrorist hideouts in the Western desert.

The members of the cell received training in Libya before sneaking into Egypt to a training camp in El-Wahat, recruiting 29 new members from Giza and Qalioubiya, the statement said.

Investigations also revealed that members of the cell were involved in the May attack on buses carrying Coptic Christians in Upper Egypt's Minya governorate, which killed 28 people.

Eleven coppers, four conscripts and one sergeant were killed in the 20 October shootout while raiding a terrorist training camp in the Bahariya Oasis, about 135 kilometres (83 miles) southwest of Cairo. The Ministry of Interior said that 15 bad boyz were potted during the shootout.

Following the shootout, Egyptian military and police forces launched a number of joint operations targeting terrorist hideouts in the Western Desert area, killing a number of bandidos forces of Evil involved in the shootout.

A little known group affiliated with al-Qaeda grabbed credit for the Wahat incident in a statement online, stating that its leader Abdel-Hamid was killed by Egyptian air forces.

The terrorist group ISIS had grabbed credit for the Minya attack in May.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/17/2017 00:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

Egyptian army kills 3 terrorists, arrests 74 suspects in North Sinai: Spokesman
[AlAhram] Egyptian army front man Tamer El-Refaie said in a statement on Thursday that law enforcement forces of the Second Field Army have targeted terrorist hideouts in North Sinai during the recent days, killing 3 high-risk bandidos Death Eaters and arresting 74 others suspected of supporting terrorist elements.

The statement said that the raids came as part of wider Armed Forces efforts to pursue bandidos Death Eaters and criminal elements.

The army front man said that five 4x4 vehicles, four IEDs, and two fuel storage facilities were destroyed in the raids.

The Armed Forces will refer the nabbed
You have the right to remain silent...
elements to the appropriate legal authorities, said the statement.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/17/2017 00:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

Two LNA soldiers killed in Derna mine explosion
[Libya Herald] Two soldiers died and one escaped when an Libyan National Army (LNA) patrol came under fire from holy warriors south of Derna.

It is understood that when it was attacked the patrol moved to cover and detonated a mine. The holy warriors then tried to seize the two bodies but the LNA told Libya Channel 24 that they were driven off by other troops who then recovered the two dead men, whose corpses were taken to the hospital at Guba.
Posted by: Fred || 11/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Houthi naval mines threaten seaborne aid shipments
Yemen’s national army warned on Wednesday against sporadic naval mines planted across the Red Sea coast. Coup militias had resorted to sea mines in order to compromise maritime security of government-controlled ports.

The army had sounded the alarm in a move to warn international vessels delivering aid to the war-torn country and advise caution against the chances of the floating mines being carried into deep waters by sea currents.

“Houthi militias have been planting mines, blowing up the coastal locations across the strategic port of Hodeidah and carrying out terrorist attacks on international shipping vessels,” Yemeni army spokesman Brigadier Abdo Majali told Asharq Al-Awsat.

Saudi-led Arab Coalition leadership announced in May the Saudi Royal Navy successfully locating a number of marine mines in the Yemeni coast near the port of Midi, on the Red Sea and near Saudi waters.

Port Midi is established as vital port, as well as one of the most important arms smuggling outlets for Iran-backed Houthi militias.

The Coalition leadership then revealed that specialized teams have surveyed the naval mines. It appeared that the mines were designed with rudimentary methods.

Brig. Majali pointed out that danger lies in the fact that floating mines planted by Houthi militias may drift towards international shipping lines in the Red Sea, presenting a grave threat.

In case of detonation, consequences will have a disastrous magnitude for commercial ships and humanitarian aid vessels being sent to help the Yemeni people.

“Taking up terror operations, Coup militias over the past few days planted mines that hold great potential of being carried by the water current into international waters--which is a serious risk to the security and safety of navigation,” said Brig. Majali.

On that note, the Yemeni army spokesman also briefed on the qualitative progress achieved by pro-legitimacy forces in Nihm district, adjacent to the coup’s de facto capital Sana’a.

Brig.Majali pointed out that pro-government forces control about 85 percent of Nihm territory, and that the operations are advancing under plans set by the General Staff in coordination with the forces of the Arab Coalition.
Posted by: badanov || 11/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

South Wazoo ‘Peace committee’ slaps Taliban-style curbs on Wana
[DAWN] WANA: A faction of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
has apparently made a comeback to Wana, South Wazoo Agency, under the guise of a peace committee and placed a ban on cultural and social activities and put restrictions on movement of women outside their homes without male members of their family.

The so-called peace committee has issued tough guidelines through pamphlets in Wana town and warned local people to abide by these rules otherwise violators would face repercussions, according to sources.

The committee has banned music, athan, a traditional dance which is performed in wedding ceremonies or other festive occasions, and use of narcotics.

According to the committee’s guidelines, those activities which promote immorality or violate Islamic teachings would not be permitted on these occasions.

Movement of women outside their homes has been restricted. The pamphlets said that women would not be allowed to visit market and clinic or faith healers without adult male members of their family, including husbands and brothers.

Salahuddin alias Ayubi, a successor of Mullah Muhammad Nazir ‐ an influential Taliban leader ‐ heads the committee.

Mullah Nazir was killed along with his 10 associates in a US dronezap in the Birmil area of South Wazi­ristan Agency in January 2013.

South Waziristan Agency became a hotbed of Talibanisation in 2003 that spilled over to other tribal agencies of Fata and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Local leaders of various Taliban factions had established parallel administration in the area.

Nek Muhammad emerged as the leader of these factions. Security forces carried out multiple operations in the area to crush Taliban and establish the writ of the state. Finally Nek Muhammad signed a peace deal with the government in Shakai. He was killed in a missile attack in 2004.

According to the pamphlets, residents are not allowed to stay outside their homes at public places after 10pm. This step would prevent disturbance and noise in the area, it said.

A leaflet issued by the peace committee claimed that elders and Ulema of Karikot, Ghwa Khwa, Sha­heen Warsak, Doog, Dabb Koat, Zari Noor and Sherna had agreed to these steps.

A committee comprising elders and Ulema has been set up to ensure implementation of the ’code of conduct’ and to identify violators of the guidelines. A local holy man, identified as Ameer Ainullah, has been appointed head of the committee.

The secretary of Fata’s law and order, Hassan Mehmood Yousafzai, when approached in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
, expressed ignorance about the activities of the peace committee in Wana. "I do not have such reports. The political agent is in a better position to talk about the matter," he said.

Political Agent Zafar Islam and other officials of the administration were not available to comment on the matter.

Posted by: Fred || 11/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Two Turkish soldiers killed in northern Iraq: Turkish military
[AlAhram] Two Ottoman Turkish soldiers were killed and one was maimed on Thursday in northern Iraq's Avasin Basyan region by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Lion of Islams, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's military said.

Separately, four bully boyz were killed in the southeastern Ottoman Turkish province of Tunceli, Dogan news agency said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/17/2017 01:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Iraqi troops destroy ISIS HQ in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops destroyed on Thursday an Islamic State hideout and dismantled three bombs east of Baqubah, Diyala, a military commander was quoted saying.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, Commander of Tigris Operations Maj. Gen. Mazhar al-Azzawi said, “A joint Iraqi force managed to destroy a main hideout of IS fighters south of Kanaan city, some 20 km east of Baquba.”

“The underground hotbed was used for storing foodstuffs and explosives,” he said, adding that three nearby explosives were also defused.

Earlier in the day, the Tigris Operations Command announced launching a wide-scale operation to liberate villages south of Kanaan from Islamic State terrorists.
Posted by: badanov || 11/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [335 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Anbar Antix
War reporter dies near Qaim
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A war correspondent has been killed while covering military operations in west of Anbar, the pro-government paramilitary troops announced on Thursday.

“The war correspondent and media official of the 13th brigade of al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] was killed while accompanying security troops during operation in Qaim and Iraqi-Syrian borders,” the media service said.

The photojournalist Montather Adel, who was accompanying Rana al-Ojaili, the correspondent, was injured,” the statement added.

Iraqi troops capture al-Sa’eedan region
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Security troops have liberated a region, held by Islamic State militants in their last stronghold in Anbar, a security source from Jazeera Operations Command said.

“Iraqi troops raised the flag above buildings in al-Sa’eedan region, northwest of Rawa, after liberating it. The militants booby-trapped the buildings and roads,” the source told SNG website on Thursday.

“Troops, backed by army jets, managed to kill many IS members,” he said indicating collapse of the militant group’s defense.

In related news, the Iraqi army announced erecting a floating bridge between Annah and Rawa.

“Army started erecting a floating bridge between Annah and Rawa in western Anbar ahead of invading Rawa,” Maj. Gen. Noaman al-Zawba’ie, commander of the seventh division, told Alghad Press.

“The bridges between the two towns are destroyed and cannot be used at the meantime. Thus, another one will be set up so that troops could pass toward Rawa,” he added.

Thirteen villages were freed, while forty-five IS members and two suicide bombers were killed in three days in western Anbar, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the War Media Cell.
Posted by: badanov || 11/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin
4 wounded in bombing attack
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four civilians were wounded in an IED blast in west of Baghdad, a security source said.

“A bomb placed near a market in al-Subaihat region, Abu Ghraib, exploded leaving four civilians, including a woman, wounded,” the source told Alghad Press on Thursday.

The source, who preferred anonymity, added that “security troops cordoned off the accident spot and transferred the wounded to nearby hospital.”
Posted by: badanov || 11/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under:

Syria activists: 22 civilians die in fighting near Damascus
They're still killing each other. One of these years they'll stop.
[IsraelTimes] Syrian activists and a monitoring group say almost two dozen civilians have been killed in the last three days of fighting in the suburb of the capital, Damascus, along with dozens of government forces and rebels.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that since Tuesday, 22 civilians died from government shelling and bombardment of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta suburb.

It says 29 pro-government fighters have been killed while scores of rebels were killed or maimed. The fighting is the latest breach of a local truce, brokered by Russia, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and Iran.

The activist-run Ghouta Media Center says 15 non-combatants were killed on Wednesday, when Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
rebel faction penetrated into a Syrian military compound in the area to battle pro-government fighters there. The fighting is still underway.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/17/2017 01:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  They're still killing each other.
That' a feature, not a bug.
One of these years they'll stop.
When they run out?
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/17/2017 14:29 Comments || Top||

#2  The last surviving moslem will suffer from multi personality disorder. One personality Sunni, the other Shia.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/17/2017 17:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Wan't that an episode of the original Star Trek, Ship?
Posted by: SteveS || 11/17/2017 19:37 Comments || Top||

Terror Networks
Mass grave with 20 bodies found in Salahuddin
Shirqat (IraqiNews.com) A mass grave of 20 people executed by Islamic State militants was discovered on Thursday in Salahuddin province, according to a security source.

Mawazin News quoted the source saying that a mass grave with the relics of 20 people was found in the town of Shirqat by a Popular Mobilization Force accompanied by a police intelligence officer, having received a report of its location.

Iraqi forces recaptured Shirqat in September. It was one of Islamic State’s outstanding havens in Iraq. Iraqi troops are currently approaching the recapture of Islamic State’s last stronghold in Iraq: Anbar’s western city of Rawa.
Posted by: badanov || 11/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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